Key Information

Below you can find the following:

  • Equality Objectives

  • Annual Reports and Accounts

  • Trustees & Directors

  • Exclusions arrangements

  • Internal Exclusions

  • SEND

  • School Results

  • Challenge Partners Review

For Policies click here

Equality Objectives

  • Strive to achieve equality of opportunity for all, adults and pupils, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
  • Promote a harmonious environment (social cohesion)
  • Strive for all pupils to achieve the highest possible standards in their learning and make good progress and to be committed to closing the gaps in progress and attainment.
  • Ensure that the appointment of staff is in line with equal opportunities legislation
  • Ensure that the governing body of the school reflects diversity
  • Identify barriers to learning and participation and provide appropriately to meet a diversity of needs
  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through daily teaching, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

Annual Reports and Accounts

Please click here for the Avanti Schools Trust Annual Report

Trustees & Directors

Our central core team comprises leading educationalists, HMIs, previous headteachers, previous directors of LEAs, project managers and business and community leaders.

Please click on the link below for information on Trustees and Directors:

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Exclusions arrangements

We are an inclusive school and will work hard to develop strategies to include all children. However, in extreme cases, the school will make exclusions to maintain the health and safety of all our community.

The school endeavours to do all it can to avoid permanent exclusion. However, a permanent exclusion is for extreme and significant breaches of behaviour, for example, physically aggressive behaviour towards others in school. When such cases are considered, referral should be made to the DFE guidance and liaison with the local authority and the Trust will be undertaken.

Fixed term exclusions are for serious breaches of the school rules. Some examples are:

• refusal to follow staff direction
• stealing school property
• damaging school property
• causing injury to another person
• misconduct when representing the school off site.

If your child is excluded you will be contacted by the school and informed of the reason for exclusion, the length of the exclusion and who to contact should you need support or what to do if you want to appeal the exclusion. (Please see School Behaviour Policy – avanti.org.uk/governance)

All exclusions are reported to the local authority, Trust and the Chair of the School Stakeholder Committee.

The Deputy Principal has the authority to exclude pupils in the absence of the Principal.

Internal Exclusions

Internal exclusions will be at the discretion of Senior Leadership Team (SLT), although the Principal will be kept informed of the status of internal exclusions on a daily basis and will be in response to a culmination of behaviour incidents or extreme and serious single incident.

Internal exclusions will be decided and coordinated by a member of SLT. An internal exclusion is different to a time out/reflection in another classroom.

If a student has an internal exclusion they will be sent with appropriate work to complete supervised by a member SLT.  SLT will inform the students’s parents and record the incident and steps taken to avoid future incidents. The student will be monitored and supported by the SLT, including the SENCO, following the exclusion.

The approximate length of an internal exclusion will be no longer than 30-45min at any one time.

External exclusions will follow guidance from The Avanti Schools Trust School Behaviour policy. Only the Principal and Deputy Principal can exclude children externally. A decision to externally exclude will only be taken when all other possibilities and strategies have been exhausted, including close partnership with the parents to improve the students behaviour.

SEND

SEND at Avanti House

Please click her to view our SEND report

More information can be found by following the links below.

Harrow Local Authority’s Local Offer can be accessed here:
www.harrow.gov.uk/localoffer

For more information on the new SEN Code of Practice please see:
https://www.gov.uk

Please see the DfE publication “Special Educations Needs and Disability a Guide for Parents and Carers, August 2014”:
https://www.gov.uk

The NASEN website also has many useful publications:
http://www.nasen.org.uk/

How we work

At Avanti House, we believe that all children are uniquely gifted and talented. To this end, we will encourage and support them on their journey. However, we also recognise that many students during their time at school experience difficulties which may include dyslexia, autism, low self-esteem or a more generalised learning difficulty. Whatever the student’s talents or needs, we are genuinely committed to enabling each student to grow and develop to reach their full potential.

Interventions we can provide include:

  • Life skills maths
  • 1:1 reading support
  • Social skills groups
  • Gifted and talented workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Confidence boosting groups
  • Catch-up literacy programmes
  • Maths support and extension
  • SALT (Speech and Language therapy)
  • Lego therapy

Working with parents/carers and family members is at the heart of what we do and we work flexibly to ensure that each child is viewed holistically in order to best meet their needs. We work in genuine partnership with parents and are committed to listening to their views. We also provide support to parents through regular parent clinics, drop-in sessions and workshops. In addition, a range of agencies such as the educational psychology service, the speech and language service and Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work in tandem with us to best support our students.

AST SEND Policy can be found here on page 194


What to do if you have a concern about your child

We can help with:

  • Supporting your child’s learning
  • Encouraging independence
  • Boosting confidence/self-esteem
  • Establishing positive behaviour strategies

Please contact us and we can work together to resolve any issues which may be worrying you or your child. To make an appointment please contact reception or email our SENco, Andrea Kahn, on the email below:

Tel: 020 8249 6830

[email protected]



Services local to Harrow

The website below sets out the services and support available in Harrow for children and young people under the age of 25 with special educational needs and those who are disabled.

‘Local Offer’ – Guide to services »

School Results & Performance Tables

The Department of Education releases performance tables for schools and colleges in England every year.  Below is a summary of the performance measures for 2017 to 2019. To view the full details of the school performance please click on the link below.

Avanti House School Department of Education School Performance Tables

Key Stage 4 Results

Key Stage 4 Performance Measures 2020 Avanti House School Local Authority Average National Average 
Progress 8 score +1.08
Attainment 8 score 64.0
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in English and Mathematics 77%
Key Stage 4 Performance Measures 2019 Avanti House School Local Authority Average National Average 
Progress 8 score +0.68  +0.39 -0.03
Attainment 8 score 59.2 50.9 46.7
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in English and Mathematics 83% 70% 63%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in English and Mathematics 64% 50% 43%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in the English Baccalaureate 63% 39% 25%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in the English Baccalaureate 49% 26% 17%
Key Stage 4 Performance Measures 2018 Avanti House School Local Authority Average National Average 
Progress 8 score +0.75  +0.45 -0.02
Attainment 8 score 57.4 50.7 46.5
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in English and Mathematics 85% 68.9% 64.2%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in English and Mathematics 68% 51.2% 43.3%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in the English Baccalaureate 47% 35.7% 24.1%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in the English Baccalaureate 35% 24.5% 16.7%
Key Stage 4 Performance Measures 2017 Avanti House School Local Authority Average National Average 
Progress 8 score +0.57  +0.48 +0.03
Attainment 8 score 54.7 49.3 44.2
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in English and Mathematics 81% 69.1% 63.3%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in English and Mathematics 65% 49.3% 39.1%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 4 in the English Baccalaureate 44% 33.9% 23.5%
Percentage of pupils achieved 9 – 5 in the English Baccalaureate 42% 30.1% 19.5%

Challenge Partners Review

Challenge Partners is an education charity, led by practitioners, through which schools collaborate to improve each other and the education system as a whole, so all children benefit.

Challenge Partners’ quality assurance and assessment is built around the QA Review, a professionally-led peer review focused on teaching and learning. The review identifies areas for development, bringing key challenges to schools for the coming year and also provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the visiting team members. It is a joint exercise between the review team and the school. All activities include a member of the school working alongside the reviewers. This approach enables honest and open conversations about where the school is and where it is going, to the benefit of all concerned.

To view the full details of the school performance please click here.